Andy Pettitte in Camp, Works With CC

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The Yankees had another surprise guest instructor show up this week. Any guesses? I’ll spoil it, it was Andy Pettitte. Yes the recently retired Pettitte showed up in camp Monday to do some work with the pitching staff this week. He was flagged by the media almost instantly and asked one question. Was this going to lead to […]

Yankees Game 161: Andy Pettitte’s storybook ending

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New York Yankees 2 — Houston Astros 1   Andy Pettitte finished off his career in storybook fashion in tonight’s 2-1 win over the Houston Astros. In the first three innings, it was vintage Andy Pettitte. He would allow a runner on and induce a double play. He would be a part of one double […]

The Son of a Fisherman from Panama

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Top of the 8th. One out. Yankees down 4-0. Mathematically eliminated from the Post Season. This is not a Mariano Rivera situation, but for one night, for one magical & historical night, it was. He came jogging in like he has done thousands of times from center field, Metallica playing over the speakers, cameras flashing […]

Perfect Mo-ment

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He looked toward the dugout and a smile broke out onto his face. His brothers were coming to get him. Grinning, Andy Pettitte and Derek Jeter were making the slow walk out to the mound. Pettitte signaled for a new pitcher then put out his hand to take the ball. The smile on Mariano Rivera‘s […]

Chills and tears

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“Way to go, old man.” Andy Pettitte greeted Mariano Rivera with those words as the all-time saves leader returned to the dugout after the eighth inning yesterday. Before that, Pettitte  started the frame and gave up a leadoff double to Pablo Sandoval, which prompted Joe Girardi to call on David Robertson. Pettitte  jogged off the […]

Yankees Game 156: Sad ending to a special day

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San Francisco Giants 2– New York Yankees 1   On a historic day, the Yankees couldn’t find the storybook ending in today’s 2-1 loss to the San Francisco Giants. With the ending of the ceremony honoring Mariano Rivera, the closer put it perfectly “Let’s play ball. I gotta go.” And game was underway. Another legendary […]

Report: Andy Pettitte to announce retirement

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Appreciate his final two starts, Yankees fans. We’re seeing the last of Andy Pettitte on a baseball field. What once was the Core Four will now be down to one: Derek Jeter. Joel Sherman of the New York Post tweeted that there is “buzz” that Pettitte is set to announce his retirement as the Yankees […]

Yanks looking for final push

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“Just when I thought I was out… They pull me back in.” That famous quote, from the somewhat infamous Godfather III, describes the feeling that the New York Yankees have given fans over the past  month or so. Just when you think you’ve given up on them, just when you change the channel in disgust, […]

Yankees Game 151: No offense, Andy lost

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New York Yankees – Toronto Blue Jays   Andy Pettitte wishes he could have back one pitch in tonight’s 2-0 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays. The Yankees had to deal with knuckleball pitcher R.A. Dickey in the series opener. After getting the first two outs, Robinson Cano hit a line drive for the first […]

Preview: Yankees @ Blue Jays (9/17/13)

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After getting swept by the Red Sox over the weekend, the Yankees playoffs hopes are fading faster than the old rickety bodies that make up the roster. Andy Pettitte (10-9, 4.04 ERA) gets the ball first against the knuckle baller R.A. Dickey (12-12, 4.36 ERA.) Pettitte has been the Yanks most reliable starter as of late. […]

Yankees Game 141: Drained bullpen blows up

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Boston Red Sox 12 — New York Yankees 8   High-scoring affair features the drained bullpen struggling in tonight’s 12-8 loss to the Boston Red Sox. With one out, Derek Jeter worked out a walk against Red Sox starter Felix Doubront. Alfonso Soriano would make Doubront pay for that with a no-doubt two-run home run. […]

Preview: Yankees vs Red Sox (9/6/13)

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After dropping the first game of a very important four, Andy Pettitte (10-9, 4.01 ERA) will try and get the Yanks back on track against Felix Doubront (10-6, 3.89 ERA.) Pettitte will look to continue building on his recent success against Boston. The veteran lefty has allowed six runs over his last 25 2/3 innings, […]

Game 136: Bullpen blows series sweep

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Baltimore Orioles 7 – New York Yankees 3   Yankees unable to complete the sweep after a dreadful seventh inning in today’s 7-3 loss to the Baltimore Orioles. Brett Gardner was a spark for the Yankees offense. In the first inning, Gardner hit a double into the right field corner. Derek Jeter and Robinson Cano […]

Preview: Yankees vs Orioles (9/1/13)

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Andy Pettitte (10-9, 4.05 ERA) gets the start in place of Hughes as the Yanks go for the sweep against Wei-Yin Chen (7-7, 3.76 ERA.) Pettitte will look to build on the seven scoreless innings he threw against the Blue Jays on Tuesday. That game marked the first time this season he didn’t allow a […]

Yankees Game 132: Bombers blast away Jays

Alfonso Soriano hit two home runs tonight, including the 400th of his career. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

New York Yankees 7 — Toronto Blue Jays 1   The Yankees hit four home runs in tonight’s 7-1 win over the Toronto Blue Jays. On the second pitch of the game, the Yankees got a high and deep…double. The speedy Brett Gardner missed a leadoff home run by a few feet. For the third […]

Preview: Yankees @ Blue Jays (8/27/13)

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After yet another Hughes loss, Andy Pettitte (9-9, 4.26 ERA) will pick up the pieces and take on J.A. Happ (3-3, 5.10 ERA). In his last start, also against the Jays, Pettitte surrendered a homer for the first time in August, but that was the only run the veteran allowed. He held on for the win, […]

Yankees Game 127: Sweep complete

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Toronto Blue Jays 3 — New York Yankees 5   The sweep is completed by taking advantage of mistakes in today’s 5-3 win over the Toronto Blue Jays. The Yankees and Blue Jays were scoreless through the first four innings. Ichiro did start the fourth inning with a double off of third base but a […]

Preview: Yankees vs Blue Jays (8/22/13)

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Andy Pettitte (8-9, 4.39 ERA) goes for the sweep agains J.A. Happ (3-2, 4.93 ERA) and the Blue Jays in the matinee in the Bronx. Pettitte won his first game in more than a month on Friday, allowing just three unearned runs in 6 1/3 innings against the Red Sox. The last time he faced […]

Yankees Game 121: Right-handed bats blowout Boston

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New York Yankees 10 — Boston Red Sox 3   A familiar hot bat and a newcomer back Pettitte in tonight’s 10-3 win over the Boston Red Sox. Brett Gardner started the game with a single and moved to second on a Nunez sacrifice. Gardner would steal third and Robinson Cano walks to put runners […]

Preview: Tigers @ Yankees (8/11/13)

Andy Pettitte will try to win the series against the AL Central-leading Detroit Tigers. (Photo by Layne Murdoch/Getty Images)

In the rubber game of the three-game series with the Detroit Tigers, the Tigers (69-46) send Justin Verlander (12-8, 3.50) to the mound and the Yankees (58-57) send Andy Pettitte (7-9, 4.71). In Verlander’s previous start at Cleveland, the 2011 Cy Young and Most Valuable Player award winner went eight innings. He gave up one […]